You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?”– Once in a Lifetime-Talking Heads
We are now at war on 3 fronts…without a “Leader”! How did we get here? It would be one thing if the extent of our worries ended on 3 war fronts. But we all know by now, that is not the case. Those of us lucky enough to be above water at the moment are only so by smoke and mirrors…and we’re beginning to figure that out.
No, it seems that everywhere you look from education to jobs to the ugliness in politics and the general chaos in the world over the past couple of years…things just aren’t right! Things just don’t get so screwed up so fast without some very serious defects in some very critical places for a considerable length of time! Now I have it on good authority that there is a new energy on Capitol Hill that has heard the peoples’ voices on November 2nd and they have every intention and a viable strategy to move the ball. But they cannot succeed without us, so what does that mean?
It means that each and every one of us needs to roll up his and her sleeves and repeat after me, “If it is to be, then it is up to me!” again, “If it is to be, then it is up to me!”
- Barack Obama doesn’t give me hope and change, I DO!
- Kathleen Sebelius and Michelle Obama do not control my family’s health, I DO!
- Arnie Duncan and the NEA do not control my children’s education, I DO!
- Brothers Wright, Wallace, Sharpton, Jackson & Farrakhan do not determine my salvation, I DO!
But the very first step to purification and renewal is ownership! Each and every one of us, regardless of our politics and ideology, needs to step up to the plate and take ownership for the mess we are in! We brought this on to ourselves by virtue of OUR lack of virtue and by our indulgences and our neglect!
Next, we need to connect ourselves to what Dr. Wayne Dyer refers to as Source. For some of us, that would be God. For others it may be something different, but in all cases it is something sacred beyond our selves. We need to identify and disconnect from distraction, and then reconnect to what we believe and why we’re here…and then engage with our intention.
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground
Same as it ever was…